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Richland Public Health can provide birth certificates for anyone born in Ohio and death certificates for any death in Richland County, excluding the City of Shelby.
The Vital Statistics division at Richland Public Health maintains records of all births and deaths in Richland County since 1908 (excluding Shelby). Certificates for births and deaths occurring in the city of Shelby after 1968 are kept at the City Building in Shelby.
Richland Public Health provides immunizations for adults following the recommendations set forth by the Advisory Committee
Services for the international traveler are now available at Richland Public Health through our International Travel Services program. We
Tests for sexually transmitted infections are given at the Public Health Clinic by appointment. If you are a minor, a parent does not have to accompany you. Tests are confidential. A nurse will ask you questions about your health and then you will see a doctor or nurse practitioner. Blood will be drawn and a culture taken as part of the visit. The cost is based on income. Minimum $20.00 for each visit.
HIV testing is done by appointment during regular business hours. All testing is confidential. An oral test can be done to qualifying clients. No results will be given over the phone. There is a $31.00 charge for an HIV test. You do not need a parent’s permission unless you are under age 13. If your test is positive, case management is available to assist you.
Community Health Screenings
Community Health Screenings are free health assessments from Richland Public Health nurses for all ages and all Richland County residents at locations close to home.
Community Health Screenings include the following for FREE:
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Hemoglobin Screening
- Hematocrit* Screening
- Weight Check
- Blood Sugar Screening (requires 3-hour fast)
• Cholesterol Screenings are also available for a $12 charge (cash or check only).
— Requires a 9 to 12 hour fast. —
*The hematocrit test indicates the percentage of blood by volume that is composed of red blood cells. The condition called “anemia” results from having too few red blood cells.
For more information call 419-774-4550.